28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

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28 days in France Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
Nice
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
2
Cannes
— 3 nights
3
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Lourdes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
6
Lyon
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

5
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Coco Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Ludiparc in La Colle sur Loup (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, make a splash at Aquasplash, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice online itinerary builder .

Perth, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Perth to Nice, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, expect nights in Nice to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Ludiparc, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

3
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Vieux Port. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes and then make a splash at Aqualand Frejus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cannes online journey planner .

You can take a train from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cannes when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aqualand Frejus, Haut de Cagnes
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Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus
Ile Sainte-Marguerite ©
Ile Sainte-Marguerite
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4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palais des Papes and Calanque de Samena. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques, and step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Palais des Papes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

3
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Family-friendly places like Pic Du Midi and Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, and admire the striking features of Mairie de Lourdes.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lourdes day trip site .

Drive from Marseille to Lourdes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect Lourdes to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, Pic Du Midi
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Pic Du Midi ©
Pic Du Midi
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees

7
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Paris and Jardin d'Acclimatation will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, trails, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In July in Lyon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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